Day: March 26, 2020

Several Sikhs feared dead in Gurudwara terror attack in Kabul (Ld)

Several members of the Sikh community were feared to have been killed in a terror attack on a Gurudwara in central Kabul on Wednesday. Sources said Afghan security forces were engaged in a gun battle with terrorists who stormed Gurudwara in the Shorbazar area Wednesday morning. Around 150 people were worshipping in the Gurudwara at the time of the attack. However, the security forces, sources said, rescued some worshippers from the Gurudwara. The Sikhs constitute a minuscule minority in Afghanistan. The Ashraf Ghani government has blamed the Pakistan-backed Haqqani network for the terror attack. However, the Taliban, has denied...

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35 companies in race to produce wonder vaccine to prevent COVID-19, trials started

As the world anxiously awaits a possible vaccine to prevent thousands of people getting infected from COVID-19 virus, around 35 pharmaceutical companies and institutes are racing against time to create such a vaccine. At least four such companies, have already started testing in animals. The science journal of American Association of Advancement in Science (AAAS) reports that Boston based biotech firm, Moderna Therapeutics is speeding the vaccine through an internal safety trial in collaboration with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. The company said that it plans to distribute the vaccine to health care workers by September, this...

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